Google Assistant can now broadcast messages to Google Home

By Anuj Sharma - November 14, 2017
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The broadcasting feature is now available to the Assistant on phones and speakers set to English language in the US, Australia, Canada and the Britain, with more languages coming soon.

Attempting to gather the family during dinner time or while in any other event has always been a wrestle and is nothing new. But now, your Google Assistant is getting in on the game and you can now broadcast your voice from your Assistant on your phone or voice-activated speaker, like Google Home.

So now when you need to round up the family in the morning, just say “Ok Google, broadcast it’s time for school!” and your message will broadcast to all Assistant enabled speakers in your home.

The broadcasting feature is now available to the Assistant on phones and speakers set to English language in the US, Australia, Canada and the Britain, with more languages coming soon.

For certain everyday things like waking up, dinnertime or settling down for bed, the Assistant can also send a playful message on your behalf. Just say “Ok Google, broadcast it’s dinner time” and a dinner bell will ring on all your Google Homes. This will eliminate the need to shout up the stairs.

Even if you’re just leaving the office and you want to let the family know just say “Ok Google, broadcast I’m on my way home!” to the Assistant on your phone, and it will broadcast to your Google Homes. To ensure that broadcasting works across all your devices, make sure you’re signed in with the same Google Account.

Earlier this month, Google Assistant in a new update can now tell you which song is playing near you -- in a bar, a restaurant or at home. The song information is displayed in the form of a card that includes artist,

The card will also have links to YouTube, Google Play Music and Spotify streaming links of the song as well as an embedded link to search the song on Google.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices can passively identify the song without even interacting with Assistant.

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